Cricket

5:26 South Africa 189 for 4 (Klaasen 69, Duminy 64*) beat India 188 for 4 (Pandey 79*, Dhoni 52*) by six wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details While much else has gone against them through the limited-overs leg of this tussle against India, rain has been South Africa’s friend, and Heinrich Klaasen a rare bright spark in
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1:31 Australia dominated a rain-affected match against New Zealand in Auckland to take home the Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series crown. Australia 121 for 3 (Short 50) beat New Zealand 150 for 9 (Taylor 43*, Agar 3-27) by 19 runs (DLS method)Scorecard and ball-by-ball details After the boom at Eden Park, swiftly came the bust. Five days
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3:13 Big picture South Africa are less than 24 hours away from what could become groundhog day. After having conceded the ODI series, South Africa will lose the T20I series too if they don’t win at SuperSport Park, and they will be no closer to the answers to their questions about team balance and candidates
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Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan and India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have jointly risen to the top spot in the ICC rankings for bowlers in ODIs. Rashid, aged 19 years 153 days, became the youngest ever No.1 in men’s rankings history. The pair displaced South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir, who slid to sixth spot after taking
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Something has to give and Trevor Bayliss is happy for it to be him. Building on his argument that T20 internationals should be jettisoned from an unsustainably hectic schedule, the England coach has endorsed his deputy Paul Farbrace to take over from him in the shortest form of the game ahead of the timeline he
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Brisbane Heat have pulled out of a proposed deal to sign up Australia allrounder Marcus Stoinis, who has turned out for Melbourne Stars since 2013. The franchise’s statement meant Stoinis will not line up with Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum in an imposing batting roster. Last week the Heat had made a lucrative deal believed
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South Africa women 134 for 5 (Luus 41, Tryon 34, Vastrakar 2-21) beat India women 133 (Harmanpreet 48, Mandhana 37, Ismail 5-30) by five wickets Shabnim Ismail roars after taking a wicket Getty/ICC India paid for an insipid lower-order collapse with their first defeat in the T20 series, as South Africa stayed alive with a five-wicket
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Martin Guptill and Colin Munro added 132 for the first wicket © AFP Big Picture What just happened? That was the overriding sentiment, you imagine, in the New Zealand dressing room after Friday night’s pongo-fest. At the halfway stage of the game at Eden Park, Martin Guptill’s hundred looked
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6:29 Virat Kohli got to yet another hundred in a successful chase, guiding India to an emphatic win at Centurion After sealing the series in Port Elizabeth, with the temptation of a clean sweep not alive, Virat Kohli suggested he might rest some of India’s key players, not least because there are players in that
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